Our PSHE curriculum stems from our school ethos of “Love, Faith and Respect”.
PSHE education is a whole school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as to prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
Research has shown that having PSHE values embedded throughout the curriculum has a positive impact on both the academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.
At St Peters, we support and encourage children to grow in the following areas:
Health & Wellbeing:
Living in the Wider World:
faiths and beliefs.
PSHE is delivered within a whole school approach, which includes:
Relationships at St Peters are based on an atmosphere of trust and respect for everyone. All staff are role models for children and work together to promote a safe, happy environment. Children are encouraged to develop good relationships with their peers and all staff and to take responsibility for their own behaviour. As a school we use the “restorative justice” process whereby children are able to discuss the situation from their viewpoint and hear the other person’s point of view on the matter. From this, we aim to model how grievances can be resolved calmly and quickly without escalation nor association of blame.
The children also have an active School Council where two children from each class are elected to represent the class’s views. The council meet termly with a dedicated teacher who will listen to the pupils’ voice and ideas and together work out how they can be implemented. Through the School Council, children learn why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing them, as well as understanding what democracy is.
Personal, Social and Emotional development is a statutory requirement in the EYFS. It is recognised as being a core area, essential to the children’s future learning and development. EYFS practitioners plan opportunities and experiences to enable children to work towards the early learning goals in Personal, Social and Emotional Development and some aspects of Understanding the World. This provides the foundations of PSHE education and Citizenship in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it: